Jul 12, 2011 7:00am PDT
. >> neither side budged at the meeting that followed so let's bring in jake tapper and jon karl from capitol hill. jon, they tried to work on a smaller reduction deal but that didn't go much better. >> reporter: the divide is as deep as ever. they outlined 1.7trillion cuts, not enough but democrats called it completely unacceptable because it included cuts to medicare and no tax revenue increases. steny hoyer said he couldn't get a senior democratic vote for a plan. >> that means that it couldn't pass. courthouse have any idnew ideas >> reporter: they're pushing for the big deal, a lot of pain at one, entitle tks. president obama outlined the plan and said, you can't expect seniors to give up $500 when you went own ask for $5 from people like me. wealthy individuals. >> jon, the leader mitchell mcconnell is looking at a contingency plan which could be a short-term extension. >> reporter: he's tight-lipped about what they mean. they could give him a chance to accept that which he ruled out or one with no tax increases. >> the president very clear on that. >> reporter: he said he's not signin
Jul 26, 2011 7:00am PDT
and jon karl have been tracking it. let's start with jake. >> reporter: last night aftete their primetime addresses, house speaker john boehner was overheard saying he didn't sign up to go mano a mano with the president of the united states after the president called for congress to compromise. the president spoke sternly to the american people last night blaming house republicans, especially freshmen, for holding up a debt deal. >> the only reason this balanced approach isn't on its way to becoming law right now is because a significant number of republicans in congress are insisting on a different approach. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner responded by saying that the president wants to continue his rampant spending. >> the president often said we need a balanced approach, which in washington means, we spend morerend you pay more. >> reporter: right now there a a two competing bills, to raise the debt ceiling and reduce the deficit. a house one that likely cannot pass the senate and a a nate one that cannot likely pass the house. both raise the debt ceiling, cut more than $1 tril
Jul 26, 2011 5:00am PDT
of florida, claire mccaskill of missouri, jon tester of montana, ben nelson of nebraska, and sherrod brown of ohio. >>> congressman david wu is confirming that he will not seek reelection next year. this comes as a house ethics committee launches an investigation into an encounter with a teenage girl. there's a report that he left a voice mail at his office accusing him of the unwanted advances. >>> time now 5:19. let's go to sal. he's watching everything including the golden gate bridge. >> we're going to start there because there's a little bit of mist and fog on the bridge there. southbound 101 traffic moves very nicely if you're coming througsouthern marin you shouldn't have any problem. morning commute is going to be okay as well, if you are driving to the bay bridge toll plaza or to the san mateo bridge toll plaza. both of them are pretty good. then off you go on the san mateo bridge if you're driving to the peninsula. looks pretty good, we're off to a nice start. if you happen to be driving into the south bay any time soon we do have a pretty nice commute there, let's go to steve.
Jul 25, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. i want to bring in our capitol hill correspondent jon karl right now. we'll hear from speaker boehner in just a minute and the speaker has already made it clear he can't sign on to the president's grand compromise that would include some tax revenue increases, but now what he is nonowilling to do, the p plan h called for today, is extend th debt limit beyond about six months. >> reporter: that's right, and this comes, george, as the speaker is increasingly confident that he has the votes to pass his plan in the house and, in fact, they believe that will put pressure on the senate to bring it up, so you are right now at a point where the republicans feel maybe for the first time in a while on this that they haha the upper hand here, that they can get through the plan, their r version of th plan, and it would require the president to come back for another debt ceiling early next year. >> the president clearly hoping that by going to the public he'll be able to put pressure on those rubs, but is there a chance it could backfire and unify those house republicans? >> reporter: you'
Jul 9, 2011 7:00am PDT
it so far. jon huntsman says he doesn't sign any pledges. >>> the family of betty ford is making funeral arrangement for the former first lady. ford died yesterday at age 93. she is regarded a as an independent first lady known for her frankness. she spoke about -- out for abortion rights. the medical community also give hers credit for reducing the social stigma surrounding drug and alcohol addiction by admit to go her own battles with substance abuse. >> just the thought of being first lady can be very challenging, and it was. it was a demanding job, but it comes with no job description. >> ford entered rehab in 1978, for addiction to painkillers. she openly discussed her problem in public and opened the betty ford center in rancho mirage four years later. >>> president obama issued a statement praising mrs. ford and says -- service will be held next week. she will be buried in michigan next to her husband, former president gerald ford. >>> tomorrow congressional leaders will meet with president obama to continue negotiations to raise the nation's debt ceiling. and in this weekend's on
Jul 15, 2011 7:00am PDT
leader mitch mcconnell and even jon kyl working with house republicans they're negotiating a way to get this through. one way, we're going to raise the debt ceiling. that we know and the rest of this press conference was a little bit about what is it going to look like? how many cuts are going to be involved? how much is the deficit going to get reduced and then a little bit looking back and friday morning quarterbacking. what could have worked and what didn't work. >> chuck todd in the briefing room, well done. over to david gregory across town. david, of course, the unspoken thing in washington. spoken by some, there is this block of republicans in the house that wants none of it and the republican leadership is having a tough time. >> yeah, i think that limits the scope of what's possible here. my reading of what the president is saying is i can take something that we've already agreed to in principaprincipal. we will have that fight in 2012. a lot of 2012 talk in that, brian. what republicans were not willing to do and how they were not willing to lead and where he was. that will be